…hard to kill.
As a society, we’ve gotten pretty good at launching new things. New ideas, new technologies, new flavors.
But we’re really bad at killing off the bad stuff. They still sell hot dogs at ball games. We still have answering machines at home. And, as Bruce Sterling points out, we still have incandescent light bulbs. Ten Technologies That Deserve to Die
The question worth asking is: Could our organizations (big and small) get better at regularly discarding what doesn’t work any more? (he says as he types on a qwerty keyboard giving him carpal tunnel).